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Life’s Too Short For That

Posted on: May 15th, 2017 by TheL@uGAdm1n

To quote no one in particular, “life is long, and then it’s not.” Sure, we may be all be on one continual journey of new experiences, people, and places, but that doesn’t mean we have an infinite amount of time to enjoy the things we’re most passionate about. Unfortunately, there are still some things that absolutely no one needs to waste their time consuming, thinking about, surrounding themselves with, and so on.

In essence, life’s too short for things that suck, and we’re just here to make sure you avoid at least some of those things.


Life’s Too Short For That: Our Top 5


#1 Bad Coffee

Uh uh, y’all. NOPE. We don’t play that. I mean sure, we may be biased and all, but life is way too short for bad coffee, and you will never ever convince us otherwise. I mean think about it… most of the time, coffee is how you choose to start your whole day. And choosing to start your day with a hot cup of garbage? Well that’s just sad, and certainly won’t get you very far. Step up your coffee game and thank us later.

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Lesson #1: Ain’t nobody got time for bad coffee.

#2 Bad Views

The world is generally a fascinating and gorgeous place, but there are still pockets of it that offer absolutely nothing in the way of beauty or interest, and you know what? We just ain’t got time for that either. Take time to appreciate the natural beauty surrounding you, and if you happen to be one of the unlucky ones born in an aforementioned ugly pocket of the world, go elsewhere, or at least make time for a road trip or seven.

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Lesson #2: Your eyeballs deserve beauty too.

#3 Bad Company

You know those few people you just absolutely cannot stand to be around? The ones that make you constantly want to roll your eyes and sigh in annoyed disbelief? The ones who make you want to start drinking espresso martinis at 1pm and curl up in a blanket in an effort to completely forget the conversation? Yeah well, say goodbye to them. Preferably forever, but at least for today.

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Lesson #3: Don’t make time for crap humans.

#4 Bad Brekkie

Despite what Australia may have you believe, there is more to brekkie than $18 avocado on toast. And if you’re going to start your day with a delicious cup of coffee, you might as well pair it with some mighty delicious food. Whether you need to brush up on your brunch’ing skills with a new cook book, start a new Sunday morning potluck tradition with friends and family, or venture out to new brekkie spots in town, just make sure you’re not paying $18 for bad food.

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Lesson #4: Life’s too short for nonsense on a plate.

#5 Bad Wine

C’mon, this is Straya mate! If you can’t find a decent bottle of wine for less than $20, you’re doing it all wrong. Also if you’re over 22, it’s probably a solid idea to only buy wine that comes in an actual bottle.

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Lesson #5: If you want to “rosé all day,” do it the right way.


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World Class Coffee

Posted on: March 27th, 2017 by TheL@uGAdm1n


by Jane Wong (subscribe)

My dogs and I are kind of a package deal.
Published March 11th 2017

World class coffee, anywhere, anytime

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Eddy and Sam at The Laughing Pug’s stall at the Coolangatta Arts & Crafts Market.

Can you tell me a little bit about The Laughing Pug Coffee Company?

Did you know that in Papua New Guinea, coffee is more than just a delicious beverage that doubles up as a much needed wake up call – “it’s a way of life”. Did you know that the coffee industry in Papua New Guinea employs over 2.5 million people? And that coffee is Papua New Guinea’s second largest agricultural export?

The majority of coffee produced in Papua New Guinea is attributed to premium small holders rather than large farms; many of these small holders are subsistence farmers in highland tribes. Their process of producing coffee beans is considered both highly sustainable with an emphasis on quality, and of course is also a a vital source of income. Coffee beans produced by small holders are grown naturally without using chemicals, and involves being handpicked, pulped communally, centrally processed (washed), and then sun dried on patios. These quality coffee beans are graded as PSC, or Premium Stallholder Coffee – “The Laughing Pug is proud to be a part of this process”, supporting both small holders in addition to the environment, and of course supporting their consumers too by providing great coffee!

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The Laughing Pug Coffee Company’s business card – both sides pictured. Loving the minimalist monochrome design!

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What products does The Laughing Pug Coffee Company have in their range?

The Laughing Pug Coffee Company have a wide range of products available; including grinds, whole beans, drippies (more on this later), and even grinders and espresso machines. Included within these choices are decaf options, organic fair trade options, and even ‘PNG Gold’ options. Wide such a wide range, there’s bound to be the perfect product for you. Oh, and if you love The Laughing Pug, feel free to purchase a The Laughing Pug t-shirt and publicly show off your newfound love to all! For their full range, click here.

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Eddy captured mid-yawn – any wild guesses as to who hasn’t had their morning coffee from The Laughing Pug yet?

Can you tell me more about The Laughing Pug Coffee Company’s Drippies?

In case you’re wondering what a ‘drippie’ is, the answer is simple – it’s literally convenience in a bag. They’re “the easiest and most convenient way to enjoy a delicious cup of The Laughing Pug coffee” – drippies are perfect for the world travellers; the campers; the ones on the go and/or pressed for time; the ones craving a great coffee after whipping up a delicious breakfast at home. Drippies are individually packaged and sealed to maintain freshness, but best of all, they’re so easy to use that no coffee making skills are involved! The instructions can be found at the back of the packet, or online:

1. Tear open package and drippie pouch.

2. Pull sides open and position on outer sides of coffee cup.

3. Pour hot water over coffee until wet, let drain.

4. Pour hot water in drippie pouch until full; repeat 3-4 times.

5. Toss the pouch. Drink up!

Note: For a video demonstration of how the drippies work, click here.

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Thanks Elise for giving us some free drippie samples – these are so good and so convenient!

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If convenience was in a bag, it’d look like this. Photo taken from The Laughing Pug Coffee Company’s Facebook page.

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Drink it black or add your choice of milk; either way, you’ll love it!

Where can I buy The Laughing Pug Coffee Company’s products?

The easiest way to purchase The Laughing Pug’s products is to shop online – why turn down an opportunity to have the products delivered right to your door? Otherwise, The Laughing Pug holds regular stalls at the Art & Craft on the Coast Markets. Although online shopping is convenient, the benefits of going to the markets including getting to chat with the lovely owners of The Laughing Pug, Elise and Dylan, and getting to learn more about their vision for The Laughing Pug. They can also recommend you the perfect product to meet your needs! Held on Sundays, these markets have rotating locations including Broadbeach, Burleigh Heads and Coolangatta. All markets are held from 8am till 2pm, with ample parking available in surrounding streets.

Broadbeach (Kurrawa Park) – 1st & 3rd Sunday of the month
Coolangatta (Queen Elizabeth Park) – 2nd & 4th (& 5th) Sunday of the month
Burleigh Heads (Justins Park) – last Sunday of the month


Eddy and Sam pictured with Elise at The Laughing Pug Coffee Company’s stall at the Coolangatta Arts & Crafts Market, right by the water!

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Your dog will be spoiled by lots of pats and cuddles.

Is there anywhere I can enjoy a coffee from The Laughing Pug Coffee Company?

Fancy a road trip down to Byron Bay? Well, you will now after knowing that Main Street Burger Bar uses The Laughing Pug coffee to brew perfection in a cup! In addition, there is a new cafe opening up in Broadbeach in April this year, that will also use The Laughing Pug coffee to brew up a (perfect) storm – follow The Laughing Pug on social media to stay tuned for updates.

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Photos taken from The Laughing Pug Coffee Company’s Facebook page and compiled into a collage.

Camping Essentials for the Great Ocean Road

Posted on: March 23rd, 2017 by TheL@uGAdm1n

We recently got back from an extended camping trip to Australia’s famed Great Ocean Road, a 250 kilometre drive along winding, scenic roads of Victoria’s southern coastline. What a trip!

Armed with little more than our campervan, surfboard, esky and clothes, we knew this was the perfect opportunity to bring along some PNG Gold Drippies to enjoy in the morning at whatever fun campground we happened to be staying at along the way.

Please enjoy photos and information from our recent travels, and be sure to bring along some of our Laughing Pug drippie bags for your next outdoor adventure!


The Great Ocean Road: Aussie Road Trip 101

Beginning in Torquay, about an hour’s drive outside of Melbourne, and ending in the tiny town of Allansford, the Great Ocean Road is without a doubt one of the most popular road trips in all of Australia, drawing in more than a million visitors annually.

Some of our favourite stops along the way included the famous big wave surf break of Bells Beach, as well as the lighthouse and stretch of coastline visible from Aireys Inlet.

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While our campgrounds varied from night to night, including some directly near the beach with others located on rather deserted roads further into the Australian bush (hey, kangaroos!), we generally found that bonding over a morning cup of coffee – mostly after a late night around the fire – was not only a great way to meet people, but prepare us for a long day of hiking, swimming, surfing and exploring the sites along the way!

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One of our favourite areas, located between Apollo Bay and Johanna Beach, offered some seriously stunning views of a stretch of open ranch land, highlighted by the sun rays peeking out from above a thick layer of clouds. Gorgeous!

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When traveling the Great Ocean Road, be sure to take your time and get off the beaten path a little. We took the dirt road to Wreck Beach, walking the 300+ steep steps down and trekking in the deep sand to reach a gorgeous area full of historic shipwreck anchors and parts, all backed by crystal clear rock pools and steep cliffs. Worth it!

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Though they are touristy, the Gibson Steps and Twelve Apostles are must sees, as is Loch Ard Gorge just a little further down the way. If you can, try to time your visit during the middle of the week on an off month when the forecast is showing nice weather, so as to avoid large crowds and overly rainy conditions.

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Lastly, we recommend driving around to Wilson’s Promontory (about 3 hours south of Melbourne), the most southerly point of Australia, for a totally different, more secluded view of the natural beauty of this vast country. Though our visit was a foggy one, it didn’t make the views any less spectacular, especially after sharing a drippie bag or two with our new camping friends.

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Where’s your favourite camping spot in Australia, and what are your must sees along the way? We’d love to hear from you, so feel free to leave a comment below, and don’t forget to browse our Drippie Bags before your next big Aussie camping trip (or beyond).

Where to Enjoy Coffee on the Gold Coast

Posted on: January 22nd, 2017 by n3tB1z

Let’s face it… there’s a million places on the Gold Coast to post up, relax, and enjoy a delicious cup of morning or arvo brew. From scenic headlands to sprawling beaches, funky markets, hinterland lookouts and more, we break down some of our favourite spots on the Goldie to get caffeinated.

Don’t forget to sign up to our Laughing Pug Newsletter to receive 10% off your first online order, and we hope to see you savouring our coffee goodness soon!


Gold Coast Coffee Hot Spots

Tumgun Lookout – Burleigh Headland National Park

Without a doubt one of the most scenic points in all of Queensland, Burleigh’s Tumgun Lookout is the perfect place to get your morning workout with a view, followed by a well-deserved cup of coffee! An excellent spot for whale watching in winter months and generally enjoying uninterrupted views of the Pacific Ocean, Palm Beach and beyond, we highly recommend the quick walk up the headland for a peaceful morning getaway.

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Recommended Product: Organic Fair Trade Drippies – Bring your coffee cup, drippie bag, and thermos of hot water and you’re set!

Coolangatta Beachfront Markets

Hosted by Art & Craft on the Coast, these markets have prime locations in Broadbeach, Burleigh Heads, and everyone’s favourite southern gem, Coolangatta (aka “Cooly”). With some of the most talented Gold Coast entrepreneurs, food vendors, farmers, shops and more, you’re sure to find plenty of unique treasures, all while supporting local Gold Coast businesses.

Be sure to keep an eye out for The Laughing Pug tent, and head to nearby Greenmount Beach or Rainbow Bay afterwards for a delightful cup of coffee in the sunshine!

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Recommended Product: Organic Fair Trade Grinds 500g


Curtis Falls – Mount Tamborine

Located in the heart of Mount Tamborine, Curtis Falls is one of the most easily accessible waterfalls in the Gold Coast hinterland, and one of the best spots to enjoy a cup of coffee with a view of Queensland’s natural beauty. Surrounded by palm trees and lush rainforest, the easy 10 minute walk to reach this spot offers glorious views and refreshing temperatures year round. Bonus: Mount Tamborine is also home to several excellent wineries, a brewery, a distillery, cafes, bars, inns, shops, tea rooms and more, and is even ideal for paragliding and hot air ballooning!

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Recommended Products: Decaf Drippies &  PNG Gold Drippies


Tallebudgera Creek

Grab your SPF and kayak, and hit the creek! Located conveniently between Burleigh Beach and Palm Beach, Talle Creek is a popular local hangout for good reason. With plenty of shaded areas, calm water, sandy shorelines, gorgeous views and room to spread out, there’s a lot to love about this Gold Coast staple. We recommend brewing a cup of our finest PNG Gold to enjoy before or after your kayaking journey down the creek, and be sure to keep an eye on the wind, as it can make your paddle back much more challenging! Find your own slice of paradise, pull up the kayak, and relax the day away.

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Recommended Product: PNG Gold Grinds 500g

North Stradbroke Island

Alright, so while it’s not exactly on the Gold Coast, North Straddie is still one of our all-time favourite places to camp, take a 4WD journey on the beach, and savour a cup of coffee while watching the sunrise. A 45 minute ferry ride from Cleveland (the port town of Brisbane, just an hour’s drive north of the Gold Coast) will get you to Dunwich, and from there it’s only a short journey to popular hangouts like Cylinder Beach, Amity Point, Flinders Beach and more. Even better, you’re likely to see wild kangaroos and wallabies, and possibly a koala if you’re lucky!

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Recommended Product: Organic Fair Trade Drippies


Where’s your favourite spot to drink coffee on the Goldie? Let us know in the comments below, and thanks for taking the time to read!